Category Archives: jellies

Our new Lagoon Jellies

I took some video of our new Lagoon Jellies last night. They are so graceful. They are about the size of a quarter and found in saltwater lakes and bays in the Indio Pacific. They can feed by ingesting plankton … Continue reading

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Unlikely Ocean Relatives

Not all gelatinous, transparent animals floating in the ocean are jellies.  Some of the most fascinating of these animals are actually tunicates called Salps. This means they are Chordates and are more closely related to me than to jellies!  They … Continue reading

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Black Jellies

The mysterious Black Jellies are back in the news. These large maroon colored jellies are turning up every Summer on Southern California beaches in recent years. Before 1989 they were rarely seen and were not scientifically described until 1997! This … Continue reading

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Around for 500 Million Years

They are 95% water but jellies –  ancient marine invertebrates – never cease to fascinate me!  These are a few snapshots I took recently of some of the jellies at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. The first photo is a … Continue reading

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